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Old 08-07-2003, 10:22 AM   #1
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Can Internet Explorer be installed on Linux?


Can Internet Explorer be installed on Linux? If so, how can it be done?

Thanks - Andrew
 
Old 08-07-2003, 10:37 AM   #2
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Use Wine, Windows environment for Linux.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 10:47 AM   #3
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Why would you want it? It's the most pathetic excuse for a browser ever.

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Old 08-07-2003, 11:07 AM   #4
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i think there is a version for linux,...

try to use mozilla, its a very good browser (and other browsers with mozilla engine)

btw msg to some microsoft enemys that posted here - im dont worship MS either... but MS IE isnt SO bad,... make a better browser and then say so.... im still preffer mozilla, but shit happens and 95% sites are made for MSIE... and MSIE has some things that mozilla doesent.... (i didnt say that mozilla doesent have a lot of good things that IE doesent)
 
Old 08-07-2003, 11:41 AM   #5
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Right. Some lousy web-designers don't even know that they should make their stuffs compatible with other browsers. (maybe they don't even know how to do it). But most of them are compatible nowadays. I rarely find the site not compatible with mozilla.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 12:01 PM   #6
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why you would want to do this i don't know, but here is how you will with the helping hand of wine:
IE5.0
IE5.5 SP1
IE6 SP1
 
Old 08-07-2003, 12:10 PM   #7
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Well sadly there are reasons.... web development requires frequent cross browser compatability tests, and conversely some developers don't do this and some sites only work well on IE (i got stuck using IE to track a package on DHL's website the other day)

however... using it becuase you like it...? nope.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 04:21 PM   #8
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you can configure mozilla to spoof it's user agent so that the web sites think you are using IE. that's what i did, because in order to get into a site i go to frequently requires IE. (i have sent a complaint).

if you want details on how to do this i will post them here. that way you can use mozilla but still get into those sites. let me know.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 04:30 PM   #9
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Opera has a similar thing, it can spoof many browsers via a nice little button.
But please dont skew the counters as to how many linux browsers seem to be in use online. Any decent site is fully compatable with Mozilla, because Mozilla is standards compatable.
And it has decent built-in popup blocking, great cookie handling, and you can use tabs instead of many IE windows.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 04:37 PM   #10
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i totally know where you come from

i hate having to conform and reinforce the idiotic idea that everyone uses IE.

but i have to to get to my school email.

however, when i go back to school in september i promise to complain directly to my program head.

i know the site is just discriminating by name, because once i go in, mozilla is fully capable of everything that they claim you need IE for, including the java, encryption, etc.

i will fight!!
 
Old 08-07-2003, 04:46 PM   #11
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There's simply no reason not to allow other browsers. Security worries? Let the admin idiots read the source if they want, or ask them if they actually trust any Microsoft Update to honestly and flawlessly patch a hole in IE.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 05:15 PM   #12
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you can install it using crossovers office plug-in i recently install it to a friends machine using crossover it works well but you know the sad part ie starts faster than firebird in linux wierd
 
Old 08-07-2003, 05:30 PM   #13
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Looks like a qestion for a solution has turned into a debate over web browsers. Crossover can work although it isn't free. You can do it with wine. Here is a website that shows you how to install IE on wine along with other windows programs: http://www.frankscorner.org
Keep in mind, with wine you are running a program within a program so it moves kinda slow. You should give it a try and compare it to Mozilla 1.4 and determine what's better for you.
 
  


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